They say go big or go home, right? Tyne-James Organ was listening and took that advice to heart on his debut EP, ‘Persevere’.
He takes no time to kick you in the chest with opener ‘Something New’. The constant palmed guitar strumming of the verses builds the suspense to the explosive pre-chorus and chaotic aftermath of the chorus where Organ uses every throat muscle to belt out his feelings, like screaming into a pillow.
‘Graceful’ is true to the title, an uplifting twirler of a track perfect for a solo living room dance with relatable lyrics about being scared to fall in love. Throughout Persevere, Organ wears his heart on his sleeve, with the single ‘Watch You Go’ no different. Organ’s tender falsetto is stunning against the contrast of his gravel roar and throat-heavy, airy ring. Organ explores another kind of love within ‘I’ll Get By’, dedicating the track to his hero, his mum, discussing her barriers in life and never-give-up attitude.
The EP finishes on a heart-wrenching piece, ‘Say No More’. Organ has a way with words that is only heightened by his gorgeous, raw vocals and stunning musical arrangements.
All of the songs on Persevere are stand-alone single worthy but as a collection, they shine.
Reviewed by Tammy Walters